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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Google emergency services

Google expanded the "poison control" and "suicide prevention" special search results beyond the U.S. in 13 additional countries: Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK. In each of these countries, search queries related to suicide will return the result for the hotline number of Lifeline, and those related to poisoning will show the hotline number for the Poisons Information Centre.

"We looked for hotlines that're available nationally and 24/7 and we hope to add additional countries in the future. We want to make this information easier to find for residents as well as travelers, especially as some countries have different numbers for different emergencies," stated Google.

Also introducing a new special search result for common emergencies, such as fire, medical and police emergencies

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